The Seventh Day
The Bible tells us clearly that
the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week. In the western world, we call this
day Saturday. Actually, the concept of the weekly cycle came from the first
week in history, the Creation week, which consists of seven days, including the
day of rest. God set apart the last day of every week as the Sabbath.
From the time of their
forefathers, the Israelites have acknowledged that Saturday is the Sabbath. The
Lord Jesus kept the seventh-day Sabbath; and so did his disciples.
God never commanded Sunday
worship. It is man-made. It was the Roman Emperor Constantine who officially
changed the day of rest from Saturday to Sunday. Today, it has become a
widespread tradition in Christendom.
Since God did not change the Sabbath
day, we should still keep the Sabbath on Saturday, the seventh day, rather than
on Sunday, the first day. Our Lord Jesus Christ did not do away with Sabbath
observance. Being one of the Ten Commandments, the Sabbath is still a day that
all Christians must keep. Blessed are those who hold true to God's